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: Meet the author : Only got a minute? : Only got 5 minutes? : Only got 10 minutes? : Introduction Unit 1: Getting started 1.1: The Cyrillic alphabet 1.2: The stressed syllable 1.3: Spelling rules 1.4: Ten things to remember Unit 2: Nouns 2.1: Using nouns 2.2: Gender of nouns 2.3: Cases 2.4: Nominative case - singular 2.5: Nominative case - plural 2.6: Nominative case - irregular plurals 2.7: Accusative case - singular 2.8: Accusative case - plural 2.9: Accusative case - irregular plurals 2.10: Genitive case - singular 2.11: Genitive case - plural 2.12: Genitive case - irregular plurals 2.13: Dative case - singular 2.14: Dative case - plural 2.15: Instrumental case - singular 2.16: Instrumental case - plural 2.17: Prepositional case - singular 2.18: Prepositional case - plural 2.19: Six-case summary 2.20: Ten things to remember Unit 3: Adjectives (1) 3.1: Using adjectives 3.2: Cases and groups of adjectives 3.3: Unstressed adjectives (nominative singular and plural) 3.4: Stressed adjectives (nominative singular and plural) 3.5: Soft adjectives 3.6: Possessive adjectives (nominative singular and plural) 3.7: Reflexive possessive adjectives (nominative singular and plural) 3.8: Accusative singular of adjectives 3.9: Accusative plural of adjectives 3.10: Genitive singular of adjectives 3.11: Genitive plural of adjectives 3.12: Dative singular of adjectives 3.13: Dative plural of adjectives 3.14: Instrumental singular of adjectives 3.15: Instrumental plural of adjectives 3.16: Prepositional singular of adjectives 3.17: Prepositional plural of adjectives 3.18: Ten things to remember Unit 4: Adjectives (2) 4.1: Long and short forms of adjectives 4.2: Comparative adjectives - long form 4.3: Comparative adjectives - short form 4.4: Comparative constructions with adjectives 4.5: Superlative adjectives 4.6: Ten things to remember Unit 5: Adverbs 5.1: Adverbs of manner 5.2: Adverbs of time, place and extent 5.3: Comparative adverbs 5.4: Superlative adverbs 5.5: Ten things to remember Unit 6: Numerals 6.1: Cardinal numerals 6.2: Cardinal numerals - case endings 6.3: Using cardinal numerals with nouns and adjectives 6.4: Ordinal numerals 6.5: Telling the time 6.6: Dealing with dates 6.7: Quantities, age and distance 6.8: Ten things to remember Unit 7: Pronouns 7.1: Personal pronouns 7.2: Possessive pronouns 7.3: Interrogative pronouns 7.4: Demonstrative pronouns 7.5: Determinative pronouns 7.6: Reflexive pronouns 7.7: Relative pronouns 7.8: Indefinite pronouns 7.9: Ten things to remember Unit 8: Verbs (1) 8.1: Using verbs: the infinitive and the present tense 8.2: Regular present tense 8.3: Consonant changes in the present tense 8.4: Irregular present tense 8.5: The present tense of to be, to have, to be able, to want 8.6: The present tense of reflexive verbs 8.7: Ten things to remember Unit 9: Verbs (2) 9.1: Using verbs: the future and past tenses; 9.2: Compound future 9.3: Simple future 9.4: Imperfective past 9.5: Perfective past 9.6: Ten things to remember Unit 10: Verbs (3) 10.1: Verbs of motion 10.2: Conditions 10.3: Imperatives (commands) 10.4: Negatives 10.5: Impersonal constructions 10.6: Indirect statement and question 10.7: Indirect command, wish and purpose (subjunctive) 10.8: Conjunctions 10.9: Ten things to remember Unit 11: Prepositions 11.1: Using prepositions 11.2: Prepositions: place 11.3: Prepositions: motion and direction 11.4: Time 11.5: Setting the scene 11.6: Prepositions which follow verbs 11.7: Ten things to remember : Taking it further : Key to exercises : Glossary of grammatical terms